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27th Sep '16 11:43:06 PM PaulA
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* Brutally and realistically done twice in the TomClancy novel ''[[JackRyan The Cardinal of the Kremlin]]''. The first time is when they place a young female spy into a sensory-deprivation tank, and then leave her there for hours. The experience is so traumatic that she breaks totally, and it actually succeeds in making her entirely forget both being a spy and the fact that she was even interrogated. The second is when the KGB dress up a junior officer as the eponymous mole's gunner from WWII, which guilt trips him into confessing.
10th Aug '16 2:57:09 AM LondonKdS
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** The first time, he appears to find a wormhole back to Earth and his friends follow, only to be held by the government and Rygel gets dissected, [[spoiler: except it was made by the Ancients to determine if Earth would accept them.]]
** The second, he wakes up from a coma and is told he dreamed the whole thing after the Farscape project crashed, except that all the aliens he knew are on Earth as well, with different names but still the same species, and no one seems to care. So he's pretty sure it's fake too, especially since there's two Scorpius, one is a drummer at a club, the other is trying to convince him that he's hallucinating but John thinks he's the one doing it so he doesn't listen. Then Scorpius explains that he's a neural clone implanted during John's interrogation, and a Scarran is making him hallucinate [[spoiler: in order to break his mind, and then things get really weird.]]

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** The first time, he appears to find a wormhole back to Earth and his friends follow, only to be held by the government and Rygel gets dissected, [[spoiler: except it was made by the Ancients to determine if Earth would accept them.welcome alien immigrants.]]
** The second, he wakes up from a coma and is told he dreamed the whole thing after the Farscape project crashed, except that all the aliens he knew are on Earth as well, with different names but still the same species, and no one seems to care. So he's pretty sure it's fake too, especially since there's two Scorpius, one is a drummer at a club, the other is trying to convince him that he's hallucinating but John thinks he's the one doing it so he doesn't listen. Then Scorpius explains that he's a neural clone implanted during John's interrogation, and a Scarran is making him hallucinate hallucinate. [[spoiler: in order It's actually a subversion - the point is not to break his mind, and then trick him into divulging information, but just to psychologically torture him until he breaks - at this point things get really weird.]]
6th Aug '16 3:39:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most of the protagonists of ''Film/{{Inception}}'' are professional Virtual Reality Interrogators. The method they use allows them to snoop through the subject's subconscious mind.

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* Most of the protagonists of ''Film/{{Inception}}'' are professional Virtual Reality Interrogators. The method they use allows them to snoop through the subject's subconscious mind.mind, usually by pretending they are on the subject's side in some way. Sometimes it works, but being too bold with this tactic can easily arouse too much suspicion and expose them.
22nd Feb '16 7:59:19 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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30th Jan '16 12:11:14 PM StFan
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Examples (Warning, a [[SpoileredRotten Spoilered Trope]]):
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* In ''Comicbook/ThePunisher2099'', Jake has captured Multi-Fractor, the underboss of his archnemesis Fearmaster. He puts him under a nasty look contraption with various blades in an attempt to pump him for more information on Fearmaster. After Jake gets what he wants, the machine disappears. It turns out that Jake was using his virtual reality room to interrogate Multi-Fractor.

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* In ''Comicbook/ThePunisher2099'', ''ComicBook/ThePunisher2099'', Jake has captured Multi-Fractor, the underboss of his archnemesis Fearmaster. He puts him under a nasty look contraption with various blades in an attempt to pump him for more information on Fearmaster. After Jake gets what he wants, the machine disappears. It turns out that Jake was using his virtual reality room to interrogate Multi-Fractor.



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* ''{{Series/Alias}}'': Sidney's father suffered from a TapOnTheHead and now thinks he's back in the 1970s with his wife and young daughter. So Sidney has to pretend to be her own mother, married to her father, in order to get her father to give up some secret codes.
** To make it extra-uncomfortable, her father, thinking she's his wife, tries to make out with her.
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* ''{{Series/Alias}}'': ''Series/{{Alias}}'': Sidney's father suffered from a TapOnTheHead and now thinks he's back in the 1970s with his wife and young daughter. So Sidney has to pretend to be her own mother, married to her father, in order to get her father to give up some secret codes.
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codes. To make it extra-uncomfortable, her father, thinking she's his wife, tries to make out with her.
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* Much loved by ''Series/MissionImpossible''.

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* This is commonly employed by various governments and covert entities in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''. In a setting where one's consciousness can be [[BrainUploading virtualized]], [[BodyBackupDrive backed up]], and [[MesACrowd forked]], it is a relatively simple matter to capture a backup of an individual's mind and interrogate them in a simulspace... [[FridgeHorror possibly repeatedly]], resetting them to their [[LaserGuidedAmnesia original state]] each time.
** It's also commonly used as a form of incarceration. No risk of escape, considerable savings on housing them, and TimeDilation allows a prisoner to serve a six-year sentence in one year. The more benevolent leaning factions use it to rehabilitate criminals instead.

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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'':
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This is commonly employed by various governments and covert entities in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''.entities. In a setting where one's consciousness can be [[BrainUploading virtualized]], [[BodyBackupDrive backed up]], and [[MesACrowd forked]], it is a relatively simple matter to capture a backup of an individual's mind and interrogate them in a simulspace... [[FridgeHorror possibly repeatedly]], resetting them to their [[LaserGuidedAmnesia original state]] each time.
** It's also commonly used as a form of incarceration. No risk of escape, considerable savings on housing them, and TimeDilation allows a prisoner to serve a six-year sentence in one year. The more benevolent leaning benevolent-leaning factions use it to rehabilitate criminals instead.



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--> ''Petey: "Well, the simulation has him thinking along the righ track."''

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--> ''Petey: "Well, -->'''Petey:'' Well, the simulation has him thinking along the righ track."''



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30th Jan '16 12:06:30 PM StFan
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* In the second season of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', after a prolonged period of torturing ([[GoryDiscretionShot off-screen]]) for information without success, Captain America's Skrull captors have his next interrogation "interrupted" by a rescue by the other Avengers (actually shapeshifted Skrull). It doesn't work though, as Captain America sees through it immediately.

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* In the second season of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', after a prolonged period of torturing ([[GoryDiscretionShot off-screen]]) for information without success, Captain America's Skrull captors have his next interrogation "interrupted" by a rescue by the other Avengers (actually shapeshifted Skrull). It doesn't work though, as Captain America sees through it immediately.
22nd Jan '16 8:33:55 AM Totema
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Inquisition", Section 31 tries to probe Doctor Bashir for possible disloyal behavior by secretly slipping him in a holodeck simulation in which prominent members of the Dominion try to convince him that he's a ManchurianAgent and actually unsuspectingly working for them. It doesn't work and Doctor Bashir remains loyal to the Federation, despite all the mounting "evidence" to suggest otherwise, and in doing so impresses Section 31 so much that they later turn to him for some of their own covert ops.
17th Nov '15 9:08:18 AM SteveMB
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* At the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Cap thinks that this is happening when he realizes that the baseball game supposedly playing on the radio is one he'd already watched. He breaks out and discovers the truth -- it's an inverted FakedRipVanWinkle intended to protect him from the shock of [[FishOutOfTemporalWater finding himself in the twenty-first century]].
31st Oct '15 7:07:41 AM Omeganian
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* ''Literature:JudgeDee'' once had a prisoer who refused to talk even after torture, so he had his henchmen put on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ox-Head_and_Horse-Face bull and horse masks,]] making the suspect think she was facing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yama_(East_Asia) judge of the dead]] (the Judge's resemblance to the Yama is repeatedly noted throughout the series), finally getting her to confess.

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* ''Literature:JudgeDee'' ''Literature/JudgeDee'' once had a prisoer prisoner who refused to talk even after torture, so he had his henchmen put on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ox-Head_and_Horse-Face bull and horse masks,]] making the suspect think she was facing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yama_(East_Asia) judge of the dead]] (the Judge's resemblance to the Yama is repeatedly noted throughout the series), finally getting her to confess.
30th Oct '15 3:37:58 PM Specialist290
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* In ''[[Creator/ArthurCClarke The City and the Stars]]'', the heroes are questioning a robot which must keep silent until the end of time. The MasterComputer simulates just that.

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* In ''[[Creator/ArthurCClarke The City and the Stars]]'', ''Literature/TheCityAndTheStars'', the heroes are questioning a robot which must keep silent until the end of time. The MasterComputer simulates just that.
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